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Pardosa saltans - male macro 2, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands A few 5:1 macro shots of the male of Pardosa saltans. I took one home from a hike where they were running around on the forest floor in large numbers. I sacrificed it.<br />
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Although I&#039;m still not 100% satisfied with technical quality, I think the subject itself is super cool at this magnification. It has a great horror factor. In particular the eyes lack any expression, like glass domes with nothing behind it. <br />
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Try to imagine being its prey, and this running at you. You wouldn&#039;t notice the running itself as these are very fast spiders.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94309/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_1_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html" title="Pardosa saltans - male macro 1, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/94309_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1594857610&Signature=v1gFyfwpIv%2B27vd3ZdU8WOFjxfg%3D" width="118" height="152" alt="Pardosa saltans - male macro 1, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands A few 5:1 macro shots of the male of Pardosa saltans. I took one home from a hike where they were running around on the forest floor in large numbers. I sacrificed it.<br />
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Although I&#039;m still not 100% satisfied with technical quality, I think the subject itself is super cool at this magnification. It has a great horror factor. In particular the eyes lack any expression, like glass domes with nothing behind it. <br />
<br />
Try to imagine being its prey, and this running at you. You wouldn&#039;t notice the running itself as these are very fast spiders.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94308/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_2_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94303/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_3_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Pardosa saltans" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94303/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_3_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html" title="Pardosa saltans - male macro 3, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/94303_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1594857610&Signature=WBceQrsqm1Pfbn54b0RpPIZ%2Bzas%3D" width="144" height="152" alt="Pardosa saltans - male macro 3, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands A few 5:1 macro shots of the male of Pardosa saltans. I took one home from a hike where they were running around on the forest floor in large numbers. I sacrificed it.<br />
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Although I&#039;m still not 100% satisfied with technical quality, I think the subject itself is super cool at this magnification. It has a great horror factor. In particular the eyes lack any expression, like glass domes with nothing behind it. <br />
<br />
Try to imagine being its prey, and this running at you. You wouldn&#039;t notice the running itself as these are very fast spiders.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94309/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_1_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94308/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_2_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Pardosa saltans" /></a></figure> Extreme Macro,Pardosa saltans Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pardosa saltans - male macro 2, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands

A few 5:1 macro shots of the male of Pardosa saltans. I took one home from a hike where they were running around on the forest floor in large numbers. I sacrificed it.

Although I'm still not 100% satisfied with technical quality, I think the subject itself is super cool at this magnification. It has a great horror factor. In particular the eyes lack any expression, like glass domes with nothing behind it.

Try to imagine being its prey, and this running at you. You wouldn't notice the running itself as these are very fast spiders.

Pardosa saltans - male macro 1, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands A few 5:1 macro shots of the male of Pardosa saltans. I took one home from a hike where they were running around on the forest floor in large numbers. I sacrificed it.<br />
<br />
Although I'm still not 100% satisfied with technical quality, I think the subject itself is super cool at this magnification. It has a great horror factor. In particular the eyes lack any expression, like glass domes with nothing behind it. <br />
<br />
Try to imagine being its prey, and this running at you. You wouldn't notice the running itself as these are very fast spiders.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94308/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_2_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94303/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_3_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Pardosa saltans

Pardosa saltans - male macro 3, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands A few 5:1 macro shots of the male of Pardosa saltans. I took one home from a hike where they were running around on the forest floor in large numbers. I sacrificed it.<br />
<br />
Although I'm still not 100% satisfied with technical quality, I think the subject itself is super cool at this magnification. It has a great horror factor. In particular the eyes lack any expression, like glass domes with nothing behind it. <br />
<br />
Try to imagine being its prey, and this running at you. You wouldn't notice the running itself as these are very fast spiders.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94309/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_1_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94308/pardosa_saltans_-_male_macro_2_heeswijk-dinther_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,Pardosa saltans

    comments (8)

  1. That is totally wild!! Love it!! What a beast! Posted 19 days ago
    1. Freaky right? Posted 19 days ago
      1. Yes!! I actually shuddered when first seeing this photo. Well done! Posted 19 days ago
        1. Thank you, but I had no idea either before starting. Extreme macro is surprising in both positive and negative ways. Some things you expect the world from and turn to shit, some things you expect nothing and are super interesting. Posted 19 days ago
  2. You almost scared the heck out of me Ferdy, well done mate.
    Posted 19 days ago
    1. Thanks, will make it a mission to fully scare you one day :) Posted 19 days ago
  3. You don’t have to improve your technical quality as this is already past our photographic attempts. Posted 18 days ago
    1. Thank you kindly, Ernst! Posted 18 days ago

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Pardosa saltans is a Thin-legged Wolf spider in the Lycosidae. It occurs in western Europe.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 16, 2020. Captured Apr 25, 2020 23:33.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.2
  • 1/200s
  • ISO64
  • 50mm